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Hot Research Topics => Camouflage, Colors, and Markings => Topic started by: Dizzyfugu on August 27, 2020, 12:18:55 am

Title: How much is "too much" weathering?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on August 27, 2020, 12:18:55 am
Well, reality is sometimes stranger than real life, esp. when it comes to weathering models. Sometimes, things look overdone and awkward - but reality can be even more exaggerated!

For instance, these GAU-8 soot stains under a (normally uniform light grey with a dark fake canopy) A-10...  :rolleyes:

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/the-drive-staging/message-editor%2F1503076273549-imagesvc.timeincapp.com.jpg)


Have you found similar cases? Put them here, for reference and inspiration.  :lol:
Title: Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
Post by: loupgarou on August 27, 2020, 03:34:53 am
Don't try to deceive me, Dizzy! It's very recognizable as one of your jobs. ;D
Title: Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
Post by: Weaver on August 27, 2020, 03:36:44 am
Context is key. An aircraft that's two years into a hard and dirty war is likely to be looking a bit shabby. An aircraft that's sitting in the static park at an airshow, not so much.


Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:
Title: Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
Post by: zenrat on August 27, 2020, 04:15:58 am
IME you know when you've applied too much weathering just after its too late.
Title: Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
Post by: scooter on August 27, 2020, 10:59:44 am
Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:

That's what JTACs are for, Weaver.
Title: Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
Post by: Weaver on August 27, 2020, 11:34:00 am
Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:

That's what JTACs are for, Weaver.

What, you want to carry a JTAC on station 10?

(https://fthmb.tqn.com/a6TEc9IVHMzeD-oW9R9jqMammio=/768x0/filters:no_upscale%28%29:max_bytes%28150000%29:strip_icc%28%29/military-soldier-two-weekends-58b8ea453df78c353c297990.jpg)
Title: Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
Post by: scooter on August 27, 2020, 01:35:27 pm
Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:

That's what JTACs are for, Weaver.

What, you want to carry a JTAC on station 10?

 :wacko:
Title: Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 03, 2020, 03:32:30 pm
Context is key. An aircraft that's two years into a hard and dirty war is likely to be looking a bit shabby. An aircraft that's sitting in the static park at an airshow, not so much.


Off at a tangent: I always find the placement of that targeting pod on station 10 peculiar. It's inboard of a pair of AIM-9s that block a fair chunk of it's field of view. You'd think it'd be better on stations 1 or 11 where there's nothing outboard of it...  :unsure:

Probably because that station has the necessary wiring in place as it can support a Maverick, like
Station 3.
Title: Re: How much is "too much" weathering?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on November 04, 2020, 06:51:05 am
"Slightly worn..."

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/eDDOWyAJXxoWMBKdmbsz-Ed9omdLEeu-uaUL6Cup6h0Yvsli65axKf-EJGXTHr341RO1xiO6ZlBJGMAIZkMoCsFDKAS7DQKPK-DLCr4F416bf47_5R9AWbkbAD2HQ0M6)

Note the bird poo on the fin on this Macedonian Frogfoot!

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Su-25UB_Macedonia_%2820897568328%29.jpg)